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December 2016: Charity at Christmas

How a legacy provided Christmas cheer for the poor

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November 2016: That's Conkers!

Why conkers were collected during World War Two

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October 2016: The Lady casts a ghostly figure

Ghostly goings on are not always what they seem

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September 2016: A Victoria Special

The 'Wedding Observer' provides visual insight to the Royal wedding through words

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August 2016: It's all in the detail

How Coley Park looked in an early 18th century engraving

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July 2016: Anyone for tennis?

Administrative records provide an insight into a local tennis club in Sonning

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June 2016: Art for the masses

Slough showcases artistic life on a grand scale

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May 2016: Building blocks of industry

Bracknell's clay made brickmaking part of its heritage

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April 2016: Accounting for Shakespeare

Seemingly ordinary records reveal a Berkshire link to Shakespeare and Elizabethan theatre

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March 2016: Astronomical beauty

The universe through a small telescope

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February 2016: A miscellaneous discovery

Seemingly miscellaneous items can often be hidden gems

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January 2016: Generosity in captivity

Reflecting on Christmas in a First World War German internment camp


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Survey of Visitors to UK Archives 2018
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Visitor Survey 2016 Results
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Latest Galleries

Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol

Oscar Wilde and Reading Gaol
Biographies of Wilde and Berkshire's Victorian prison

Small Objects of Power

Small Objects of Power
An Exhibition about Medieval Seals

Enemies of the State

Enemies of the State
Irish Patriots in Reading Gaol

The Berkshire Echo

The Berkshire Echo 84
July 2018: Coleshill House and Estate - Conserving Coleshill - New to the Arc...